The Epidemiology of Clostridium perfringens type A on Swine Farms in Ontario and the Perceived Role in Neonatal Piglet Enteritis

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The Epidemiology of Clostridium perfringens type A on Swine Farms in Ontario and the Perceived Role in Neonatal Piglet Enteritis

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dc.contributor.advisor Robert, Friendship
dc.contributor.advisor Prescott, John
dc.contributor.author Chan, Gloria
dc.date 2012-05-04
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-11T15:10:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-11T15:10:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3613
dc.description.abstract To study the distribution of Clostridium perfringens and toxin genes, 48 swine farms were visited and 354 fecal samples were collected. The isolates recovered from lactating sows, gestating sows, grower-finishers, and manure pits were less likely to possess consensus gene cpb2 compared to those from suckling pigs (P<0.05). The relative importance of different pathogens associated with neonatal piglet diarrhea was identified. A total of 237 neonatal diarrhea cases were submitted to the Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph between 2001 and 2010. The combined frequencies for cases involving enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, Clostridium perfringens type A, rotavirus, and Clostridium difficile accounted for 56% of the total cases. A survey was administered to 22 practitioners and 17 pathologists for the diagnosis of C. perfringens type A. The majority (95%) of practitioners were moderately to very confident of their diagnosis, but almost half (41%) of the pathologists were not confident of their diagnosis. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject pig,clostridium perfringens, epidemiology, passive laboratory surveillance, gastrointestinal illness en_US
dc.title The Epidemiology of Clostridium perfringens type A on Swine Farms in Ontario and the Perceived Role in Neonatal Piglet Enteritis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Population Medicine en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Population Medicine en_US


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